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WBZ Meteorologist Explains the ‘Coffee Cup Incident’

Perhaps you saw the photo of meteorologist Barry Burbank–and his coffee cup–that flitted around the internet? Burbank, who anchors at CBS owned WBZ in Boston, does not drink coffee. But apparently he’s still expected to start the weekend morning show standing alongside anchor Kerry Connolly with mug in hand anyway, because nothing says you’re friendly, warm and worth watching like holding an empty prop coffee cup. So as Burbank explained, he held his cup upside down.

Even Jimmy Fallon poked fun at it in his monologue on Monday’s “Tonight Show.”
“What is this thing? Do I write with it?” Fallon said about the upside down mug.
It turns out Barry was just poking fun at the fact that no one ever puts anything in his cup.
“In the past, on some mornings I say, ‘you know my cup is always empty nobody ever puts anything my cup,’” Barry said Monday night, before the “Tonight Show” aired.
“So I said lets go on the air and I’ll have my cup turned upside down, and maybe see if people notice that the cup is upside down. They always say that my cup is always empty, not just half full or half empty, it’s always empty, so there you go, cheers.”

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Boston’s WBZ Shuffles Morning Anchors

wbz morning newscastWBZ, the CBS-owned station in Boston, has shuffled its anchor lineup, a station spokesperson confirms to TVSpy.

After more than a year anchoring the weekday morning newscast, Kerry Connolly is moving back to the weekend morning newscasts. She will be replaced by Kate Merrill, who moves to weekdays after the same amount of time anchoring the weekend morning newscast.

Merrill will anchor the weekday morning newscast alongside David Wade and Connolly will anchor the weekend morning newscast alongside Danielle Niles. The changes went into effect today.

Melissa Mack Says Goodbye to WBZ

Melissa Mack, morning meteorologist for WBZ (in blue dress pictured right) has announced she’s leaving the Boston CBS owned station.

“One thing that’s really good about this, my next move,” Mack told viewers while standing with David Wade, Kerry Connolly and traffic reporter Michelle Roberts at the end of this morning’s 6:00 news. “I don’t have to get up at 1:45 in the morning. So I have to be honest with you I threw my alarm clock away this morning.”

WBZ told TVSpy there’s no word where Mack is headed. This morning, Connolly said Mack was “leaving for another opportunity.” Mack did not elaborate. Read more

Paula Ebben Moved to Evenings as Part of WBZ Anchor Shuffle

Longtime WBZ morning anchor Paula Ebben (pictured center) will move from mornings to the 5 p.m. news for the Boston CBS owned station, beginning Monday.

Ebben, who had anchored the morning show for eight years, said her goodbyes to viewers on air this morning. You can watch the video of her farewell after the jump. Ebben will join co-anchor Jonathan Elias at 5 p.m. and also report for the station.

WBZ made some more anchor changes on the eve of the February book. Kerry Connolly (pictured right) will move from weekend mornings to anchor the weekday 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. show with David Wade. Kate Merrill (pictured left), who currently anchors the 10 p.m. news for sister station WSBK (MyTV), will replaced Kerry on weekend mornings. Read more